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Minecraft YouTube videos near 50bn views

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Online video firm Octoly has published a report showing that by June 2014, videos featuring content from video-game Minecraft had been watched 30.8 billion times, with only 183 million of those views coming from the channel of Mojang, the game’s publisher. That’s nearly three

Demand for local content will spur MENA media growth

Untapped demand for local, Arabic content will spur rapid regional media growth over the next five years, according to a study unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. The joint study undertaken by management consultancy Strategy & and Media Zone Authority Abu Dhabi, twofour54 , also found that accelerated adoption of mobile technology, evolutions in paid and digital media, and […]

ACCESS NetFront selected by Nintendo

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ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software solutions to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, has confirmed that NetFront Browser NX, a WebKit-based browser, has been selected by Nintendo as the browser engine for its New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS  LL game consoles. NetFront Browser NX is a platform-independent WebKit-based browser developed and provided by ACCESS. It […]

Limelight Orchestrate for cloud gaming

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Limelight Networks, a specialist in digital content delivery, has announced the Limelight Orchestrate Solution for gaming. The cloud-based solution offers an integrated approach supporting the development, promotion, distribution, play, and update of games for a global audience. Nintendo of Europe has taken on the herculean task of integrating numerous regional websites in eight languages. Its legacy production environment and content […]

4.4bn views of YouTube games channels in Sept

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YouTube games channels have become one of the most popular categories on Google’s online video site, with the 100 biggest receiving nearly 4.4 billion video views in September alone – up from 3.5 billion views in May, a According to a chart from industry site Tubefilter, based on data from analytics firm OpenSlate, YouTube’s biggest star PewDiePie with 392.1 million […]

TCL to show AAA game streaming with Playcast and NetRange

TCL, one of the world’s fastest growing TV brands is showing a console quality game streaming experience at its IFA tradeshow booth in Berlin. Game streaming is a technology in which videos of major brands AAA, next generation video games are executed on a remote cloud server, and streamed over the internet directly to the TV set, without requiring a […]

Telefonica adds ‘smart home’ services

Telefonica is enhancing its convergent offers with new packages to be launched later this year that will include 5 or 6 services; TV, broadband and fixed and mobile telephony – with the addition of home security services (home alarms), home automation and video games in the cloud. The Spanish telco will also strengthen its TV offer with the launch of […]

Amazon Fire TV in UK, Germany

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Amazon’s streaming box, Fire TV, will launch in the UK on October 23rd and in Germany on September 25th. The device, which allows users to access on-demand TV, apps and smartphone content as well as games, debuted in the US in April. The Fire TV box be pre-ordered in the UK for £79 (€100) – with Amazon Prime members able […]

Amazon buys Twitch live games

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Amazon.com is to acquire live video gamers platform Twitch Interactive in a $970 million cash deal. In July 2014, more than 55 million unique visitors viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content on Twitch produced by more than 1 million broadcasters, including individual gamers, pro players, publishers, developers, media outlets, conventions and stadium-filling esports organisations. “Broadcasting and watching gameplay […]

Playcast expands video games with NetRange

Playcast Media, the cloud gaming service, has entered into a partnership with NetRange, the white-labeled Smart TV and OTT ecosystem provider behind dozens of global brands including Sharp, TCL, Chang Hong,  JVC, Pioneer and Loewe. Under the terms of this agreement, Playcast’s cloud based, AAA video game streaming service will be made available seamlessly via the NetRange operated Smart TV […]

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